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Has anyone found a way to stop text boxes darting all over the page when
other boxes or text are added? I have tried 'fix aspect ratio' but they
still fly around at till!

Any help appreciated!
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I understand how frustrating it can be when text boxes move around the page unexpectedly. Here are a few tips that may help:
  1. Use the "Wrap Text" featu This will allow text to flow around the text box, rather than pushing it out of the way. To do this, select the text box and go to the "Format" tab. Click on "Wrap Text" and choose the option that works best for your document.
  2. Use "Position" settings: You can also manually adjust the position of the text box by going to the "Format" tab and clicking on "Position." From there, you can choose to position the text box relative to the page or to other objects on the page.
  3. Use "Lock Anchor" featu If you want to ensure that the text box stays in a specific location on the page, you can use the "Lock Anchor" feature. To do this, right-click on the text box and select "Format Shape." Under the "Layout" tab, check the box next to "Lock Anchor."
  4. Use "Group" featu If you have multiple text boxes that you want to keep together, you can group them. To do this, select all of the text boxes and go to the "Format" tab. Click on "Group" and choose "Group" from the drop-down menu.

I hope these tips help you keep your text boxes in place!
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Locking the text box anchor may be more helpful; this can be done in the
Advanced Layout dialog box.

For more on anchors, see http://word.mvps.org/faqs/drwgrphcs/anchors.htm.

Also, note that it is usually easier to add text boxes (or any objects in
the drawing layer for that matter) when editing is (almost) complete.

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Any help appreciated!





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